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Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley in Billerica, MA

Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Billerica, Massachusetts (Middlesex county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley includes: Pricing, Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.

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They have 124 beds and 112 residents (which would leave 12 beds available). Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a For profit - Corporation ownership. They offer both family and residential councils. They are not located inside a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.


Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley received an overall rating from CMS of 4 stars compared to the MA average of 3.54 and a National average of 3.31. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We encourage you to leave one of your own if you are familiar with their services. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior and nursing care questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.

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Nursing Home:
Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley
Business Name:
Merrimack Valley Operations, Llc
CMS ID:
225546
Street Address:
80 BOSTON ROAD
City:
Billerica
State:
Massachusetts
Zip Code:
01862
CMS Rating:
4 star overall rating
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
For profit - Corporation
In a Hospital:
No
Councils:
Both Family And Residential Councils
Special Focus:
No
Continuing Care:
No

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They are located at the following address: 80 Boston Road in Billerica Massachusetts 01862.
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They can be reached by phone at (978) 667-2166.
Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

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The average length of stay at Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley is approximately 26.6 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).

According to our latest records from CMS, the average daily amount billed by Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley to Medicare is $700.91 per day (compared to a Massachusetts average of $755.25) and Medicare reimbursed them an average of $438.55 per day (after any deductible and coinsurance).

It is worth mentioning that Medicare pays for what they deem as 'medically necessary' skilled nursing care. You can learn more Here.

Please note that the pricing above is the average billed to Medicare. Each person and case is unique. (Supplemental Insurance / Medicare Advantage Plans, single or double rooms, etc). If you are interested in this facility you should contact Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley directly for exact pricing and what options are available for you or your loved one's personal care needs.

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The average age at Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley is approximately 78 years old.


The last time this data was collected they cared for at least 74 men and 104 women in a one year period that received Medicare benefits. This number fluctuates with each new resident.


Percentage of patients at Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
28%
Alzheimer's
55%
Asthma
24%
Cancer
14%
CHF
52%
COPD
37%
Depression
57%
Diabetes
40%
Hyperlipidemia
62%
IHD
56%
Osteoporosis
19%
RA or OA
41%
Schizophrenia
31%
Stroke
10%

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Activities and Services Icon Additional Care Home Services & Info

Medicare and Medicaid participation for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley began on Mar 15, 1992.

Special care beds for patients with Alzheimer's are available.


Services Provided by Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley include:
Clinical Labs, Dental Care, Dietary, Housekeeping, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician, Physician Extender, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Activities, Therapeutic Social Services, Therapeutic Qualified Activities, X-rays

Ownership Changes: 3
Last Ownership Change: 12-01-2015
Medicaid ID: 110026487A
Financial Year End: 12-31
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): BLUE CROSS (TENNESSEE)
CMS Regional Office: Boston
Area: Urban
Dually Certified Beds: 124
Alzheimer's Beds: 41

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Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
28.8 minutes
LPN / LVN
59.4 minutes
CNA
137.4 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.48 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 6.06 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley. Read how FTE is defined.

Activities
5.92
Administration
9.65
CNAs
50.95
Dentists
0.11
Dietitians
1.15
Food Service
13.38
Housekeeping
10.11
LPN / LVN
19.53
Medical Director
0.23
Mental Health
0.43
Nurse Admin
5.49
Nursing Director
1.14
Occ. Therapist
1.63
OT Assistant
1.6
Other Staff
2.08
Pharmacist
0.23
Physical Therapist
2.56
Physician
0.43
Physician Ext.
0.57
Podiatrist
0.11
PT Assistant
1.59
Qualified Activities
1.97
RNs
7.22
Social Worker
2.29
Speech Pathology
1.71
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 4 stars 4 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 3 stars 3 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 3 stars 3 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 5 stars 5 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 3 stars 3 star rn staff rating


Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley in BILLERICA, Massachusetts has 124 beds compared to the Massachusetts average of 114.80 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had 112 residents compared to the MA average of 92.89 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 90.32% occupancy rate compared to the Massachusetts average of 80.91% and a national average of 81.38%.


Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    4 stars compared to the MA average of 3.54 and a National average of 3.31.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    3 stars compared to the MA average of 2.86 and a National average of 2.78.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    3 stars compared to the MA average of 3.39 and a National average of 2.89.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    5 stars compared to the MA average of 4.06 and a National average of 3.95.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    3 stars compared to the MA average of 3.69 and a National average of 3.05.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 3.6 for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley versus the MA average of 3.51 and a national average of 3.20.

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Number of Residents:
LIFE CARE CENTER OF MERRIMACK VALLEY 112 vs. MA 92.89 vs. National 88.66
Number of Beds:
LIFE CARE CENTER OF MERRIMACK VALLEY 124 vs. MA 114.80 vs. National 106.41
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
LIFE CARE CENTER OF MERRIMACK VALLEY 3.6 vs. MA 3.508 vs. National 2.99
CMS Overall Rating:
LIFE CARE CENTER OF MERRIMACK VALLEY 4 vs. MA 3.54 vs. National 3.04
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OrganizationRole
Life Care Centers Of America, Inc.5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Life Care Centers Of America, Inc.Operational/managerial Control
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